Many parents think that it’s perfectly okay for toddlers to skip dental care routine because their teeth will fall out anyway. That’s true. But it is also important for your child to have a healthy mouth even before those permanent teeth arrive. Also, poor oral hygiene can lead to problems that your little one simply cannot bear, such as toothaches, mouth sores, gum disease, and inflammation. All these make sleeping and eating difficult, and are often associated with fever.
Taking your child to the dentist before his first year or as soon as his first tooth erupts is crucial to dental care. If your child happens to have tooth decay already, the more he needs to see a dental professional. Dental procedures for children are different from those provided to adult patients because their gums and teeth are still very sensitive. In clinics, high-level disinfection of dental instruments is crucial to prevent infections that children may not be able to handle very well. More advanced yet non-invasive equipment such as ultrasonography is also used with clear ultrasound gel to diagnose more serious oral health problems in children, like tongue carcinomas and periapical lesions.
It is not always possible to visit a good dentist who uses high level disinfected supplies. That is why forming good dental care habits in children is something every parent should prioritize.
Helping your kids establish a good dental care routine should not be difficult. The trick is to make it fun and engaging! Here’s how:
Good dental health requires more than brushing and flossing. It is important to feed your child with proper nutrition so his teeth grow strong even before they come out.
Proper dental care should start at home. Hopefully, with these tips, you can help your child establish habits that will protect and nourish his overall oral health.
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